Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 17 years ago, in 2006, on the World Wide Web.
Here’s a recent strip from the Calvin and Hobbes reruns. This one’s going up on my door.
I’m the decisive, take-charge type! I’m a natural leader!
[Calvin points off to the left]
See! We’ll go this way!
[Hobbes turns to the right and walks away]
[Calvin is trudging through a muddy creek alone.]
The problem is that nobody wants to go where I want to lead them.
When we have won, this is what freedom will look like. It won’t take any ballot boxes and it won’t take political parties, let alone guns and barricades. Direct action means being able to walk the other way and just ignore them.
Happy Easter, y’all.
it’s both the way i feel about starting the revolution and what life will be like after the revolution. it’s so frustrating to butt up against indifference and stupidity every day when you have fiercely held and well-considered and just plain right conviction. it’s so hard to keep the faith, the faith that freedom will ever exist in anything but an empty way. the whole concept of civil liberties is so depressing, because liberty should just be liberty, not doled and parcelled out by one armed state or another.